Habenaria davidii Franch. 1888 Photo by Himalayan Plant store website

FragrancePart sun Cool ColdLATE Spring Summer

Common Name David's Habenaria [French Missionary and scientist 1800's] - In China Chang Ju Yu Feng Hua

Flower Size 1.1" [2.8 cm]

Found in the Chinese Himalayas, Hubei, Hunan, Sichuan, Guizhou and northwestern Yunnan on grassy slopes, in sparse woods, or along ravines in thin thickets at elevations of 1000 to 3200 meters as a to large sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with oblong-ellipsoid tubers giving rise to an erect, rather stout, glabrous stem carrying all along the length, 5 to 7, well spaced, lanceolate to oblong, herbaceous, basally clasping leaves that blooms in the late spring and summer on a terminal, 6 to 8" [15 to 20 cm] long, racemose, 4 to 10 flowered inflorescence carrying faintly fragrant flowers

Synonyms Habenaria chloropecten Schltr.1919; Habenaria leucopecten Schltr. 1919; Habenaria pectinata var. davidii (Franch.) Finet 1901; Kryptostoma davidii (Franch.) Szlach. & Olszewski 2000; Ochyrorchis davidii (Franch.) Szlach. 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Native Orchids of China in Colour Singchi, Zhanhuo and Yibo 1999 photo fide; A Field Guide to the Orchids of China Singchi, Zhongjian, Yibo, Xiaohua and Zhanhuo 2009 photo ok; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing; The Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu Xiang Ye & Liu 2010 photos fide;

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